smart cities

Urban performance is no longer just dependant on a city's hard infrastructure – its 'physical capital' - but increasingly on the availability and quality of communication and social resources. 

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is now being used to describe modern urban competitiveness and highlight the growing importance of social and environmental capital in profiling the attractiveness of a city.

Certain enablers play a key role in this debate, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a move towards an efficient use and consumption of energy.

We are working to integrate different aspects of the current debate. In our view, a smart city must be a good place to live, offering the best possible quality of life with the lowest possible use of resources.

Our work supports developments towards a healthy, energy-efficient city that uses renewable energy sources as much as possible, and is a pioneer in the deployment of advanced smart and ICT-based technologies.

A smart city is also an inclusive place, using technology and innovative solutions to improve social inclusion and combat poverty and deprivation.

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Let's do it together! Citizens engagement at local level

With the goal of supporting local governments in their work on participatory democracy, EUROCITIES, our WG creative citizenship, and the city of Paris are pleased to invite you to attend our conference on citizens engagement at local level.

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publication date: 01-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

What's hot at the EU Week of Regions and Cities?

We are busy at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities, from 7-10 October, making sure there are plenty of sessions that meet the needs and interests of our member cities. There is a lot to choose from, so here’s a quick run-down of the sessions to look out for.

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publication date: 27-09-2019

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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start date: 18-11-2019
end date: 18-11-2019

  •  cooperation

Time to bridge EU and China

While the media plays up growing tensions between China and the West, something incredible is happening in our cities.

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publication date: 16-09-2019

  •  economy

iCapital Award finalists have been announced and will take part in EUROCITIES Economic Development Forum in Munich.

During our EDF on 17 October, EUROCITIES will host a workshop where the finalists and winner of this year's iCapital awards will present their initiatives. In this session, members and other stakeholders will have the chance to meet and engage with their initiatives in an interactive session providing the opportunity to exchange knowledge about the awarded innovative solutions and how to replicate and connect to innovation ecosystems in other cities. Don`t forget to register!

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publication date: 12-09-2019

City Development Forum in Poznan

The third City Development Forum will take place on 10 and 11 October this year in the Poznan International Fair area. The themes of the event will be: smart solutions including residents, smart forms of social communication and smart, clean energy technologies. The special guest of the forum will be Charles Montgomery, author of the book Happy city. Transforming our lives through urban design.

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start date: 10-10-2019
end date: 11-10-2019

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse network event

The Lyon event will be the 8th event organized by the Smart Cities & Communities network. While the previous events have either focused on replicating solutions from the Lighthouse Cities to Follower cities (Brussels, Stavanger) or sharing experiences and best practices (San Sebastian, Sonderborg, Lisbon, etc.). This time the aim is to be more impactful!

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start date: 17-10-2019
end date: 18-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

What makes a city liveable?

EUROCITIES presents the world’s most liveable cities

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publication date: 06-09-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment

Breaking down barriers to climate-finance: the City Finance Lab launches second call for proposals

Apply for the opportunity to receive in-kind contribution to work on innovative finance in your city! Competition for the most innovative financing solutions for climate action in cities will run until the end of October.

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publication date: 04-09-2019